Monthly Archives: August 2013

Teacher’s Pet (Pt. 1)

This week I spent close to ten dollars on Sharpie pens. How do I justify the purchase? I don’t. Back to School shopping is for irrational choices. Remember those especially colourful Lisa Frank backpacks and pencil bags? Remember how much you spent on them? I’m going to bet you have no idea because your parents […]

Let’s All Go to the Movies (Pt. 2)

In tandem with my last post about “Let’s All Go to the Lobby”, I feel there is a significant shift happening currently that mimics some of the same effects of television in the 1950s. What would movie theatres do today if no one graced their lobbies to buy a ticket? While I don’t think the […]

Let’s All Go to the Movies (Pt. 1)

Thirteen years ago, the famous short “Let’s All Go to the Lobby” was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. In case you have never encountered this particular film short, enjoy below: This film short aired as a trailer, beginning in the 1950s, to […]

Gone Too Soon: Bomb Girls

On the surface, Bomb Girls is a show Americans may or may not have the pleasure of encountering yet — though the first season is on Netflix — because it is a Canadian production set in 1940s Toronto during WWII in a munitions factory. There are only 18 episodes in two seasons and, sadly, 18 […]

Gone Too Soon: Pushing Daisies

In the classic film community, the term “gone too soon” is often tossed around when stars passed on at an early age. Selfishly, I wish Judy Garland could have stuck around for a few more performances and films. Well, suck it up, Hilary, that’s life. I believe “gone too soon” better applies to the lives […]

But, you know you ain’t no man: Heart (Pt. 2)

For the die-hard Beatles fan, hearing one of their songs in public (no matter how popular or unpopular) is always a good sign. I read Ann and Nancy Wilson’s memoir, Kicking and Dreaming, earlier this year and I knew these women have an undying love for the four lads from Liverpool. So, when the blare […]